Hospitality Highlights 3rd July 2020
News curated by Virtual Solutions
The 4th July is being referred to as ‘Super Saturday’ after enthusiastic restaurant bookings.
According to figures provided by online reservation platform Quandoo, over 44,000 orders have been recorded since the UK Government announced that the hospitality industry would be able to welcome sit down diners again from the 4th July. Over 35% of these orders were made within the first 24 hours of the announcement. This is also only a snapshot of the reservations made around the country. Read more here.
Irish stout brewer Guinness has launched a new initiate worth over £80 million to help pubs stay safe. The beer giant, owned by Diageo, plans on using the money to help bars around the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the ways the funds will help is by paying for “hygiene kits”. These will provide a selection of different pieces of personal protective equipment; such as hand sanitiser dispensers, gloves and masks. The company is also urging the governments of the world to do more to protect the hospitality industry. Read more here.
The European Union will be temporarily banning travellers from the United States. International flights and travel will soon be returning to individual member states, but the United States will not be on the list of ‘safe countries’ to accept travellers from. While these measures are only expected to be temporary, it’s too early to say when this travel ban will be lifted. Read more here.
Coffee startup Trade Coffee is helping independent coffee roasters during COVOD-19.
With the pandemic causing many independent coffee businesses to shut down (temporarily or permanently). Trade Coffee is has created a unique marketplace where producers can continue to sell their coffee and make a profit. Read more here.
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